Ukhrul readies for indefinite highway ban

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By R Lester Makang
UKHRUL, September 3: As announced earlier by the United Naga Council (UNC) in its 1 September, 2014 Declaration, the Tangkhul Frontal Organizations (TFOs) are readying to enforce an indefinite ban on movement of all vehicles along the highways, particularly NH-150 in Ukhrul district with effect, as in other Naga areas, starting from 6 am of Thursday.

Sources from TFOs informed IFP this evening that all the concerned organisations under different zones of the district are being instructed to ensure adherence to the strictures in their respective jurisdiction while adding that they have also called upon all public members to extent co-operation during these periods.

Meanwhile, the TFOs have this evening announced to the town residents through PA system conveying the severance of relations with the State security forces remaining in the town while cautioning all commercial establishments in the town including hotels, eateries and shops against providing any services or selling goods to any personnel of the State forces.

The brutish security forces of the State government have no place in our midst and to let them know this, we have decided to ask all traders here to stop commercial dealings with them, TFOs sources disclosed.

It may be recalled that the Manipur Police Commandos shot dead two civilians, namely (L) Mayopam Ramror and (L) Ramkashing Vashi during a peaceful mass demonstration on August 30 last at Ukhrul town. In the police firing, 34 other demonstrators were also critically injured. Of them, four were grievously wounded by live bullets fired by the police whilst another fifteen were allegedly beaten up and the rest wounded by tear gas canisters.

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